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Pedestrian Question – What is Gluten?

Knowledge about gluten intolerance has been spreading around for the last few years. Most of the information that we hear about is often anecdotal or clinical. In this site, we try to put things in simpler language and still be informative. But when random people in the streets are approached and asked about gluten, what do you think they have to say about gluten? Watch this.

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Posted by Chloe Boggs - July 20, 2014 at 8:41 am

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Preventing Further Damages of Gluten

As advances in medicine progress and get more intricate, people these days get to know a lot more about certain food allergies. Lactose intolerance and seafood allergies are among the most common ones but health experts nowadays are able to identify some people’s problems with ingesting substances like iodine and food dyes, among many other allergy-inducing compounds. Furthermore, gluten intolerance or celiac disease has been making a major buzz these days. Read on and be enlightened.

Gluten is a protein composite found in foods processed from wheat and related grain species such as rye and barley. When people intolerant of gluten or those sensitive to it consumes any food that contains gluten, it brings about damage to the intestines. The reason behind this is the immune response created by the villi in the small intestines.

Sooner or later, if a gluten intolerant individual keeps on consuming gluten-containing food, it will smash up these intestinal villi until they lose the ability to properly absorb nutrients from the food that one eats.

Actually, this condition is not merely an allergy but a disease that is of genetic roots. That said, if you know that someone in your family or a relative perhaps, they should have themselves screened or tested to avoid further damages to their digestive tract. Unfortunately, you are also prone to having this condition since, like I said, it’s genetic.

If you let this condition go one without doing something to somehow bring it to an end, you are on the road to developing other serious health problems such as osteoporosis, anemia, neurological issues, gallbladder and pancreatic malfunctions, and so much more.

Prevention is better than cure. Go see your doctor as soon as possible.

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Posted by Chloe Boggs - May 5, 2014 at 8:31 am

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Eating Out Gluten Free!

When you were just recently diagnosed of Gluten intolerance or the like, it may be quite frightening and confusing for you to eat out. Of course, you would know the obvious foods to stay away from. You wouldn’t eat regular breads or pasta. But then a salad comes into the picture, so you start questioning.

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Posted by Chloe Boggs - April 29, 2014 at 9:25 am

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Living With Gluten Intolerance

Gluten intolerance is usually known as Celiac disease or Coeliac disease. Approximately in the US alone, 1 in 133 people suffer from this condition and that number is continually growing especially since most of the people who have it aren’t diagnosed yet or still misdiagnosed.

Celiac disease is brought about by the reaction of the bodies to a gluten protein usually found in wheat and other wheat-related products. This disease can affect people from all walks of life. It can affect people of any gender, age or race and can be fatal at some point if gluten is not avoided. Studies found out though that gluten intolerance tends to be more prevalent with people of Northern European descent.

Some of the symptoms you need to watch out for are diarrhea, bloating, gas, and bone pain, among many others. And since it is getting more prevalent nowadays, we should always know what foods contain it so we could avoid suffering from the dreaded symptoms of the disease.

If you happen to have this disease and you consume foods that contain gluten, symptoms will then appear and this will cause you pain and discomfort. So it’s really important that everything you eat is gluten-free, and you’ll have to do this for the rest of your life.

Gluten-containing foods are those that are made up of wheat, rye, or barley, but there are also many others that contain it such as processed foods, pasta, pastries, and many more. And since gluten can be found in so many foods, you should be extra cautious with what you eat.

Living with gluten intolerance may be a little too difficult especially during the initial stages and it takes some getting used to, but it will eventually pay off. And to be able to get through these tough times, you should be able to have support from people around you.

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Posted by Chloe Boggs - April 28, 2014 at 8:27 am

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Checking The Label For Gluten

If you’re suffering from bloating, diarrhea, weight loss, gas, and even feel scrawny all the time but don’t have a single clue why, then you may be sensitive to gluten. Worse, you may have Celiac disease.

Gluten is a protein composite found in foods that contain wheat rye, malt, and barley. If unfortunately, you really are sensitive to gluten, you may have to avoid these grains for the rest of your life. It can be pretty hard at first, and it will take some getting used to, but it will pay off.

One thing that makes a gluten-free diet particularly heartbreaking is the fact that you have to stay away from bread and any other related products. You also have to rid yourself of all the pasta, cereals, bagels, burger buns, pizza, yes, all the good stuff.

But that’s no longer the case these days, since gluten-free awareness is rapidly spreading, majority of food manufactures now have gluten-free options. Instead of the usual wheat, they substitute corn, potato, and rice flour. You can have these products to your heart’s content, just as long as you’re sure they’re 100% gluten-free. Even dessert and pastry chefs offer sweet treats that have zero gluten.

It is a common knowledge to always read the label especially when you’re conscious about what you eat. If you don’t take the extra effort, you may miss hidden sources of gluten.

Some alarming ingredients are wheat, wheat flour, wheat gluten, wheat starch, rye, barley, and malt. Since hydrolyzed vegetable protein contain protein, it’s included in the to-avoid list.

There are gluten-containing foods that most of us don’t know about such as pizza, crackers, cakes, and beer. They’re not very obvious. All you have to do to prevent yourself from suffering is just diligently check the label of every food purchase you make. You’ll never know how much pain you can get from one single bite of a food you never thought would have this evil gluten.

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Posted by Chloe Boggs - April 6, 2014 at 9:59 am

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How to Save Money on Gluten Free Food

Some of the mainstream foods that people crave for are pizza, burgers, breads, cookies and cereals. Now manufacturers have created this food gluten free and these foods are readily edible and do not require cooking or heating.

There have been notions going around that gluten-free stuff are quite pricier than their regular counterparts. Are they, though? Here’s a video that will give you some insights on how to save money while on a Gluten-Free lifestyle.

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Posted by Chloe Boggs - March 26, 2014 at 4:13 pm

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Can One Steer Clear Of Gluten For Good?

Growing up, no wonder if you’re exposed to a wide array of food choices. Among those food choices we have come to love and hate, our favorites surely emerged. Then, at some point, you find out that something in list of your favorites of yours are causing you so much trouble, they made you physically ill after eating them. Unfortunately, those are the favorites that you love to love. How do you deal with it?

When dies it being talked about, we always stumble upon something that has “Moderation is key” written all over it. When you steer clear of processed food, you also higher the chances of steering clear of gluten. Always make sure that you prepare your own meal, so you know what’s in your food. Yes, even with the morning rush, try to make time for! After all, you don’t want to go back home and waste all your time on the toilet just because you had a crappy gluten-filled breakfast, do you? You can still have your bread or crackers, considering they are composed of grains such as amaranth, quinoa, rice or millet.

Be it gluten-free or not, organic food, in replacement of processed food, is good news. But it’s always best if you consult with your doctor first before going for any kind of diet, especially when you have certain food intolerances that have a very big effect on your life.

Gluten sucks and it’s a menace to those who have gluten allergies, intolerances, and most particularly those with Celiac disease. If you’re fortunate enough to not have such sensitive reactions to certain foods, you can still enjoy some gluten. But it’s suggested that you steer clear of gluten, even for just a little while, and see the wonderful effects. Just give it a try.

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Posted by Chloe Boggs - March 11, 2014 at 8:05 am

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Gluten Free Bread Recipe

A lot of people who find out that they can no longer have gluten in their system get devastated thinking they have to dodge bread for the rest of their lives. We all love bread. What would life be without bread? It’s something I just can’t do without. However, even the most sensitive to gluten can still enjoy his or her bread. Just go for the gluten-free one! And no, you need not endure the tasteless ones. Here’s a recipe.

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Posted by Chloe Boggs - February 24, 2014 at 12:47 pm

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8 Signs You Are Gluten Intolerant

A gluten free diet as the name would imply, pertains to the exclusion of foods that contain gluten. Gluten is an amino acid that is readily found in wheat and wheat products (which includes kamut and splet), as well as products like barley, rye and triticale. People who are sensitive to gluten are called Gluten Intolerant. Here are some signs that you’re one of them.

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Posted by Chloe Boggs - February 18, 2014 at 10:17 am

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Gluten Free Casein Free School Lunch Ideas

Sending a child who bites it from Celiac’s disease or gluten intolerance, or any food intolerances for that matter, off to school can make the parents go frolicking. Here are some tips to help your child avoid the foods he or she must dodge at school.

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Posted by Chloe Boggs - January 29, 2014 at 9:16 am

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